Welcome to The Barn at Ivy Grange Farm - our newly converted 17th century barn offering luxurious accommodation. The 3 bedrooms, each with own bathroom, and spacious open-plan eating/living space (with cosy wood-burner as well as underfloor heating) will accommodate up to 7 people, with opportunity for a tent for extra guests in our beautiful 3 acre meadow. Fully equipped with all you could need, just bring yourselves and prepare to relax and recharge your batteries - spend all day on site with wildlife to watch or chose a deck chair from the shed and settle down to a good read and, as evening draws in, grill some lovely local produce over a barbecue as you uncork a bottle from our local vineyard, practising your campfire skills for an evening under the stars. Or borrow an electric bike from our Bike Shed to explore the quiet lanes or head for the nearby sandy beaches, hunting for amber or seashells, and enjoy a glorious heated woodland shower (forest bathing!) on your return. At the cooler ends of the season, cosy up by the log-burner with a selection of games while you listen to the hooting owls in the trees outside.
We offer a (guilt free!) low carbon holiday, with solar panels and batteries to help power the underfloor heating system, range cooker, fridge-freezer and and dish-washer, as well as an electric vehicle charging point and two brand new electric bikes, with thanks to East Suffolk District Council's Plan for the Future grant.
The Barn accommodation comprises two en-suite double bedrooms, one bedroom with a single and a bunk bed (3 singles in total) with adjacent bathroom (with shower over bath); large open-plan kitchen, diner, and sitting room around the log-burning stove; utility room with access at rear.
Outside there are BBQs, benches and tables, undercover eating space, pizza oven, campfire pit and, of course, the woodland showers! Our 3-acre meadow is managed for wildlife and has a good range of native trees and shrubs, long grasses (good for voles, which barn owls love to hunt), a scrape (shallow pond) for wildlife and plenty to see at all times of the year.
Exciting times as The Barn begins to take shape. The solar pv panels are now installed on the roof, with the batteries and electric vehicle charging point being installed in the next couple of weeks, ensuring that we can offer holidays with a low carbon footprint.
Our plans are moving ahead for converting our barn into two self-contained holiday lets, to operate from Easter 2022. We'll share photos here as work progresses but in the meantime, here's a photo of the pergola that our lovely local builder has created for us in our garden.